Until the Equinox
Dear Friend and Reader:
When the Sun enters Aries on March 20, it does so in a conjunction to the asteroid Child. Magnified by the Aries Point, this conjunction is a reminder that we live in what poet Robert Bly has called the Sibling Society: a civilization not just without adults, but lacking in commitment.
For one central point in his book, he quotes Alexander Mitscherlich: “Mass society, with its demand for work without responsibility, creates a gigantic army of rival siblings.”
Most people are not interested in work with responsibility. I mean actual responsibility, where it matters whether one is there or not; or said another way, responsibility for the success or failure of something much larger than oneself. Those who take on such duties are usually interested only in power and advantage. That is not responsibility.
Monthly Horoscope for Pisces | March 2021
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Some people are into baseball to cheer for their team. Some are into the game, and will cheer for a fantastic play by the other team. One is about competition. The other is about quality — and that is the thing you want. Your chart is about doing things for their own sake, and doing them well. This is about devotion to beauty, and to purpose, and to your own artistry. You would do well to consider everything you do to be an expression of artistic integrity, which means both beautiful and purposeful. With so many planets in your sign, and your ruling planet Jupiter so well situated, you are no doubt feeling your potential. Yet to engage that, you will need to get physical: build things, go places, conduct experiments, and gain experience with people. It is the “making real” process that has been replaced in our times with downloading an app, or with buying some new piece of technology. The quality of your ideas is your greatest asset, though those exist only in potential until you get into the workshop and start doing things with them. You need to go far enough into the process that you know you can make a mistake — and you would be well served to do that a few times. You want to get it wrong as much as you want to get it right, because those errors are essential to the creative process, and the self-creative process. Remember all the time that you are integrating intellectual integrity and beauty. Keep an eye on how things work and how they look, following the maxim “function precedes form” (or if you prefer, “form follows function”). You are on the brink of something both excellent and relevant. Let it happen.
Delta of Venus: Pisces and the Virgo Full Moon
Dear Friend and Reader:
As we approach the Virgo Full Moon, we move deep into the heart of Pisces. The 12th and most mysterious sign of the zodiac, the Virgo Moon this weekend will reflect that sublime light back to us and maybe it will be easier to see and feel. Or to hear: I’ve got a new musical composition to share with you.
Venus enters Pisces on Thursday, which adds some substance to soft and sensitive Pisces: another earthy element to the chart to help feel the tangible side of Pisces. Before that happens, Venus clears the last degrees of Aquarius, fulfilling its dharma in that sign as goddess-avatar.
Weekly Horoscope #264 for Pisces
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Now more than ever, the people around you are a reflection of who you are. To a greater or lesser extent this is always true, though at the moment the effect is particularly strong — with rich potential. This is a holographic property of the universe: our minds and personal experiences are inseparable from the environment that surrounds us. Yet you have a special gift right now, and if you can tap into it, that will make up for much that has been vexing you the past few years. So it would be well worth your time and effort to make a study of your inner environment. At the same time, look for sources of both cooperation and conflict in your external environment. Study the ways that you connect with people, or not, and align your inner life with your seeming outer life. For now, reality will flow from the inside out, so the deeper your introspection, the more you will learn. Think of the outer world as a kind of analogy. Practice saying things to yourself, and then expressing them outwardly. Soon enough, you will get your message right.
New Episode of Planet Waves FM
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February 19 2021 | Mercury direct in Aquarius, with Saturn square Uranus. Review: One year into the Covid story. Interview with Tom DiFerdinando about Wilhelm Reich
Interview with Tom starts at about 2 hours right after the break.
Note, this is the last program of the season. I will be taking a two week and plan to return with a new program Friday, March 12, 2021.
The Conspiracy of Wholeness and Healing
Dear Friend and Reader:I AM HAVING DIFFICULTY going out of my home and office these days. And I know what it is. When I step outside, I enter a world of people involved in some shade of anxiety, fear or terror. I am feeling pretty good. And then I look around at all these anxious eyes peering over burka-like face coverings.
It doesn’t take much knowledge to know that the fear level and reactionary conduct of the government is way beyond appropriate for the situation we are in. I wonder why we need any fear at all when we can take better care of ourselves. The whole point of eating well, resting and drinking clean water is so that you can stay healthy.
Hello Pisces! It’s Your Season. Updates below!
Dear Friend and Reader:
Neptune is in your birth sign for the long-haul, and Chiron is in Aries, your sign of self-esteem and self-worth. The challenges of the past few years have given way to a whole new life environment. You are still adapting to this new set of conditions. My 2021 Astrology Studio for Pisces is called Every Decision You Make.
This is a 75-minute professional astrology reading for Pisces Sun, rising and even Moon sign which I plan to release by Friday, Feb. 18.
If you have never experienced an Astrology Studio reading at the time of your birthday, you have a special privilege ahead of you.
Here is part one of my interview with American PCR master Kevin McKernan and digital artist Bobby Rajesh Malhotra.
New Moon, New Year, New Ideas
Dear Friend and Reader:
We are in a most extraordinary week of Aquarius astrology — the best I’ve ever seen. This means that there will be transits to minor planet configurations in Aquarius that are in the charts of many people born in the 1950s and 1960s.
This New Moon is Asian New Year. For billions of people around the world, this is the time of the year turning over. We are about to begin Chinese year 4719, represented by the Metal Ox. The last Ox year was 2009, the Earth Ox. In Western astrology, the equivalent is Capricorn. We get conventionality, persistence, and dependability.
We are also back to Kala Sarpa Yoga — all the classical planets are set to one side of the lunar nodes. This has the feeling that the stakes are high, and what happens now affects the future.
Planet Waves FM Interview with In-Silico Virus MN980947.2
Interview with digital artist Bobby Rajesh Malhotra, second co-author of the Corman-Drosten Retraction Demand
What does “in silico production” mean?
Malhotra: This is the theoretical production of virus fragments and protein parts. The whole thing suddenly seemed Spanish to me. Added to this was the problem of primary patient isolates. The lab was just busy isolating and sequencing 1,000 Austrian samples. In the process, more and more mutations were coming out. I wondered how there could be so many mutations in a country cluster all at once. It was quite unrealistic. The day came when I was told that my employment contract would not be renewed (4th quarter 2020). That was more or less the starting signal for me — to become even more critical (laughs). On a day when I was very upset, I created a mega thread on Twitter with 124 tweets. In “Corona Ausschuss Nr. 22”, Corona Committee №22, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Kämmerer had explained the problem of Drosten PCR tests. I linked this with my knowledge and tried to explain it for the beginner on Twitter — a mixture of corruption, bioinformatics and the PCR problem. This thread pretty much hit home.
We now live in a collective hallucination where perfectly healthy people are sick, where bandannas stop viruses, and where certified organic GMO-free health food nuts line up for an injection that will modify their genetic code. Why eat GMO organisms when you can be one?
Mercury is retrograde. What do you know?
Mercury stationed retrograde Saturday, and has moved out of the degree where it changed directions. We are underway for the first Trickster-Goes-Backwards in Aquarius during the Aquarian era. All the usual caveats of Mercury retrograde apply: be careful what you sign. Delay what you can, and take the time for due diligence.
We are now in an age where group dynamics are more influential than ever, though most of it is going on in the invisible environment: the digital realm, where you’re unlikely to know which way is up because there is no such thing.
Realtime Experiment in Aquarius Astrology
Dear Friend and Reader:
This month we’ll experience a real-time test of Aquarius astrology. This begins with an unusual Full Moon in Leo, followed by retrograde Mercury in Aquarius through Feb. 20. Mercury will be retrograde close to Jupiter, Saturn and the important asteroid Pallas (related to politics and law). Mercury is going to backtrack into this territory, which can serve like a review. (Mercury retrograde is the time to finish things rather than start them.)
It presents an opportunity to see things from another direction, view them internally, and to expose what may have been previously overlooked. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius represents an individual expressing dissenting views from those of the tribe.
New edition of PWTV for January 28, 2021
The Impeachment and the Inauguration: A Snapshot from the Family Album of the United States
“Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief, however absurd and degrading, if only it connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation.”
— Erich Fromm (1900-1980), Escape From Freedom
It was difficult to get a read on what was obviously the horoscope of a big moment. Now that we are within days or hours of the inauguration, it makes more sense.
One salient feature of this chart — a thing that makes the day distinctive — is the conjunction of Mars and Uranus in Taurus — Mars, the fiery god of war and desire, and Uranus the god of awakening, invention, revolution and provocation. Their combination in Taurus is explosive, and cautionary on the first day of a presidential administration. It is unpredictable in a potentially dangerous way.
There is violence in this chart, and a seeming revolutionary spirit that can go quite wrong to the point of total backfire.
Dear Friend and Reader:
I’m now preparing to do Astrology Studio for Aquarius 2021. My annual reading — All of Us Here — left much unsaid, especially for Aquarius, where all of the most interesting astrology of 2021 and beyond is centered.
Eric Francis.Your central quest is nothing less than the deepest message of your sign, which is about being the distinctly different human that you are: in the face of much pressure to give that up.
Yet as someone getting your astrology from me, not on my watch.
Aquarius is a human sign, and it is your destiny to emerge from the current crisis unscathed, in possession of your soul’s mission and purpose.
The combination of Jupiter and Saturn in your sign is a rare opportunity. It has not happened since you were much younger — way back in 1405.
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Kala Sarpa Yoga, the Capricorn New Moon and the United States Pluto Return
Dear Friend and Reader:
An extremely rare condition will be in effect for the New Moon and the presidential inauguration in the U.S.. It has come in and out of focus since around the time of the Sagittarius eclipse, when the Sun crossed the South Node.
It’s called Kala Sarpa Yoga. In Jyotish astrology there are many yogas or types of patterns. One of the rarest is when all of the classical planets are to one side of the lunar nodes. As you can see, for the Capricorn New Moon overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, all of the classical planets, all of the modern planets (Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Eris) and several other points are to one side of the nodes.
This is an especially influential New Moon as it is conjunct Pluto, at the time of the United States Pluto return.
It will be in effect on either side of the nodes, though from Rahu (the North Node) to Ketu (the South Node, as we have here) is said to be the more potent side.